At the Second International Stone Sculpture Symposium “Tashkent-2023”, Uzbekistan is represented by 11 sculptors. Ten more foreign participants came from Russia, Belarus, Italy, India, Iran, Türkiye, Spain, and Argentina.
For a month, artisans have been working on sculptures on environmental problems. In addition to general issues of ecology and the environment, the theme of the Aral Sea, the preservation of green spaces, and climate change were raised. the Symposium Coordinator Nasima Jurayeva said. The works not only have deep meaning, but also impressive weight. Measuring at least two meters in height or width, the finished sculptures will weigh nine tons or more.
According to the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan, a site was allocated for the sculptors in the industrial zone of the Yangikhayot district of the capital.